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Greater Ozarks-Arkansas

The resources on these pages provide current information for media professionals to share with their audiences. We invite members of the press to use this information or to contact our communications staff for additional statistics, commentary on current issues, or to arrange interviews with staff experts.


Additional Resources

  • National Media Resources Center
    Visit the American Red Cross National Media Resource Center for the latest press releases and other information to help share stories about the Red Cross mission.

  • Blood Facts and Statistics
    Facts about blood, the donation process, blood components, testing, the need for blood and the American Red Cross Blood Services

  • History of Blood Transfusion
    A pictorial timeline highlighting significant moments in the history of transfusion from the 1600's to the present


Media Contact

If you have questions or would like to schedule a media interview, please contact:

Michelle Rupp, External Communications Manager 
Greater Ozark-Arkansas Blood Services Region
(501) 614-4420 (p) (501) 765-9903 (c)



August 31, 2015
Red Cross blood drives planned in remembrance of Sept. 11 Red Cross partnership with 9/11 Day encourages people to give blood to honor those lost on 9/11   LITTLE ROCK, Ark (August 31, 2015) — The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to offer individuals a chance to help...
August 31, 2015
American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts offer free haircut coupon to blood, platelet donors "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good” campaign planned to encourage September donations   LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 19, 2015) – The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are...
August 13, 2015
Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types Type O negative, B negative, A negative blood donors asked to restock shelves  
July 28, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark (July 28, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system. RapidPass streamlines the donation experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health...
July 28, 2015
LOCKWOOD, Mo. (July 22, 2015) — Del Snodgrass was a loyal American Red Cross blood donor, giving more than 120 pints during his lifetime. The Snodgrass family, the American Red Cross and the Lockwood American Legion invite donors to remember Snodgrass and help save lives by rolling up their...
June 29, 2015
More than 40 percent of regular donors may be traveling and unavailable to give   Little Rock, Ark (June 29,2015) — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
June 2, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 29, 2015) — On May 29, Donald Bentley, of Dardanelle, Ark, donated blood to celebrate his 83rd birthday. Bentley has donated more than 50 gallons of blood during his lifetime. Bentley first donated blood when he was 16 years old in 1948 at a hospital in Kennett, MO. His...
June 1, 2015
MORRILTON, Ark. (June 1, 2015) —The family of Ashley Houston Wright is inviting the Conway County community to help patients in need by giving blood in Wright’s memory on June 15. Wright was 29 when she died following a car accident in January 2013. Wright was a dental assistant who...
May 26, 2015
BRANSON, Mo. (May 25, 2015) — Sherry Bailey spent her life helping others, and now community members in Branson can keep that giving spirit alive by donating blood in Bailey’s memory. The Bailey family, the American Red Cross and the First Presbyterian Church of Branson invite donors to...
May 26, 2015
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. (May 25, 2015) — Willow Springs United Methodist Church pastor Greg Dowler and his wife JoEllen have not been in the community long, but already their impact has been felt. Congregation and community members describe them as “a true asset to the community,” and...